Bill on electoral law reform submitted in Parliament
The coalition government submitted its bill on reforming the country’s electoral law on Wednesday.
The bill introduces a proportional representation system, abolishes the 50-seat bonus that was given to the first party and gives voting rights to 17-year-olds.
Debate on the bill among the relevant Parliamentary Committees is scheduled to begin on Thursday. In order for the new electoral system to be implemented in the next general elections, an increased majority (namely 200 votes) is needed in Parliament.
•List of amended – repealed provisions
•Full text of the draft law
•General Accounting Office’s report
•Special report of article 75 par. 3 of the Constitution
•Reform impact evaluation report
•Public consultation report on the draft law
You may be interested
Athens fends off pressure to extradite Turkish servicemenmakis - Jan 23, 2018
Athens has fended off fresh pressure from Ankara to extradite eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in a helicopter…
February 4 name talks rally moved back to Syntagmamakis - Jan 23, 2018
After initial concerns of possible clashes with self-styled anarchists, the organizers behind last Sunday’s rally over the ongoing name talks…
Frigid weather to cover Greece with sharp fall in temperaturesmakis - Jan 23, 2018
The cold air masses that have arrived in Greece from northern Europe will affect the country in the coming days,…